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Time:02:18 am
I'm surprised and confused that I'm the first one to do this, but here goes:
I miss nationals. Three years ago (Virginia), I was scared and uncertain about the prospect of a week long convention. Two years ago (Missou), I was the girl who fell in front of testing the first day and spent the rest of the week in a wheelchair (and who won the community service award). And this last year, I was the captain of the cape-wearing Upper Certamen team from Wisconsin.
So. What's you all's favorite convention moment? Obviously each convention has a highlight a day, but if you had to choose just one moment where everything seemed right and you thought, "This is what the JCL is all about. This is why I pay good money to walk around a hot campus and have a (ridiculously early) bedtime. This is it."
For me, there are two: This year, at the last G.A, my scrapbook took 4th place. By the time they hit about 6th place I gave up on winning, so hearing "Wisconsin" was so thrilling. And the other was that downpour in Virginia right before the certamen matches.
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e2d2
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Time:2006-08-23 05:45 pm (UTC)
I have, most unfortunately, missed convention the past 2 years, but I have been to the 4 previous conventions and each has special moments in my heart. Perhaps my favorite memory is giving the closing speech at one of the GAs at Virginia and having the stands erupt in cheers that I couldn't shut up for nearly a minute.
I definitely remember that downpour in Virginia though - we were so wet that it took the entire match to dry out!!
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rasphigi
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Time:2006-08-26 04:45 am (UTC)
Hurrah for good speeches, that's awesome. I dunno if I'd even be coherent in front of that many people... (:
Now I have to tell my story about the deluge, though .... snowygal18 and I were so scared about certamen, because we just got drafted onto the team like the night before we had to play and neither of us had ever played Nationals before (neither of us had ever been to Nationals before ^_^), but then it rained, and rain = love, and we ended up having so much fun.
(Later I got to say "ejaculate." It was wrong, but still hilarious)
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